Vegetable Recipes

Fast & Easy Ways to Prepare Kale

Quick cooking preserves kale’s nutrients, textures, color and flavor.  Chop kale finely, add it to soup, stews, stir fry’s, salads, egg dishes or casseroles.  Or top pizza with kale for added nutritional goodness.

Steam kale for 5 minutes to make it more tender or eat it raw.

Substitute kale for spinach in recipes.

Make a simple salad with thinly sliced kale, red pepper, onions, craisins, and your choice of salad dressing.

Braise chopped kale and apples, add nuts and a splash of balsamic vinegar.

Toss cooked pasta with chopped kale, pine nuts, feta cheese and a little olive oil.

Cover and cook a pound of chopped kale with garlic cloves and 2 tablespoons of olive oil for 5 minutes; season with salt, pepper and a tablespoon of red wine vinegar.

Make kale chips by slicing kale into bite size piecec, toss with a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt, and bake for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees in the oven.